Philadephia – The members of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) have elected Penn Dental Medicine’s Dr. Flavia Teles, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, to serve at the next AADR Representative to the IADR/AADR Publications Committee.
Dr. Teles is one of three representatives of the AADR elected to serve on the Committee, which also includes three representatives from IADR along with the most recent Past Presidents of IADR and AADR, who serve as the Committee Chairs. The IADR/AADR Publications Committee’s role is to review the quality and financial status of the Journal of Dental Research and other journals owned jointly by IADR/AADR.
Since joining IADR/AADR in 2004, Dr. Teles has held a number of roles. She is presently a member of the Periodontal Research Group and the current Vice President of the IADR Women in Science Network. In addition, she has served multiple times as an IADR and AADR Session Chair and symposium organizer. Dr. Teles won the 2017 IADR Women in Science Award for Distinguished Research and the IADR Travel Grant for Young Investigators in 2012. She also played an active role in the initiation, fundraising, and endowment of the AADR Anne D. Haffajee Fellowship for Women in Oral Research.
Dr. Teles’ research interests include the study of the oral microbiome in health, disease initiation, progression and in response to periodontal treatment and implant placement, as well as the investigation of the microbial ecology of the oral cavity. For the past 10 years, her research activities have been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, industry, and foundations.